For her eighteenth birthday, Rachel Verinder receives a brilliant diamond as part of her inheritance from her wealthy but corrupt uncle. Legend has it the stone was stolen from the crown of a Hindu god. When the diamond goes missing, everyone is suspect and the chase is on to recover the stone and capture the thief! One of the first detective novels of the English language, "The Moonstone" has been hailed as one of Wilkie Collins's best works.
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The Moonstone is one of the most famous suspense novels of all time: a masterpiece of construction and the ultimate page-turner. First serialized in Charles Dickens's magazine All the Year Round, this classic work introduced one of the world's most beloved genres, the detective story.
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1845098